Liuget (suspension) left Saturday's preseason game against the Saints with a minor undisclosed injury, Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
The Chargers exercised caution with Liuget by pulling him out of the game. He faces a four-game ban for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs to start the season, so there's little chance the injury is still lingering in Week 5.
Two years into a five-year extension signed in 2015, Liuget has seen his production decline drastically as the defensive tackle has quietly been phased out of the rotation. After recording at least 40 tackles in three of his first four seasons, the 2011 first-round pick has failed to hit that mark in each of the last three seasons, and has combined for a modest 4.5 sacks over that time span. Facing a four-game suspension to begin the year after violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, there was some talk the Chargers may opt to release Liuget altogether, but Monday's announcement should quell those concerns for at least this season. Darius Philon is expected to start at defensive tackle to begin the season.
Liuget has been suspended for the first four games of the 2018 season for violating the league's performance enhancing drug policy, Eric D. Williams of ESPN reports.
Liuget claims he was misinformed by a trainer regarding the acceptability of a substance he was taking and did not knowingly violate the league's rules. However, he has accepted his suspension and it doesn't appear as though he'll appeal the ruling. He'll partake in the offseason program and preseason before sitting the first four games of the regular season.
Liuget (knee) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Liuget will miss his second consecutive tilt due to a grade 2 PCL sprain, which he suffered in Week 15. Darius Philon and Damion Square could see expanded roles at defensive tackle next to starter Brandon Mebane.
Liuget (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Liuget is nursing a grade 2 PCL sprain he suffered in Week 15 that prevented him from playing last week against the Jets. Both Damion Square and Darius Philon could take on added snaps in his potential absence.
|3||9/23/18||@ LAR||4:05 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|9||11/4/18||@ SEA||4:05 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
|15||12/13/18||@ KC||8:20 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|2011||San Diego Chargers||15||19||14.0||5||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2012||San Diego Chargers||16||51||36.0||15||7||0||0||0.0||0||0||9|
|2013||San Diego Chargers||16||42||32.0||10||5.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2014||San Diego Chargers||16||57||45.0||12||4.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||11||34||28.0||6||3||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||16||36||28.0||8||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||12||21||15.0||6||1.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2011||San Diego Chargers||15||0||0||1||0||1||0||1||0|
|2012||San Diego Chargers||16||0||0||1||0||1||0||1||0|
|2013||San Diego Chargers||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||San Diego Chargers||16||0||0||2||0||2||0||2||1|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||11||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||16||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||12||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|